We started the day off with lunch at Rossopomodoro next to the Sanctuary. I don’t know for sure, but I have a feeling that the place is part of a chain that would be somewhat akin to TGIFriday’s in America. Nonetheless, the food was still quite good – even crappy Italian food is better than anything you would get without a reservation back home.
I took EZ across the street to meet the people and felines of Torre Argentina, and we spent a few hours socializing with the cats. If you’re an animal lover – or, in my biased opinion, if you’re just a decent person with a soul – there’s something about being in the nursery area that makes you just want to stay a while. The center is divided into four main areas : an office and a medical room that are off-limits to the public, a main room where you first enter – this is where the makeshift gift shop and adoptable cat cages are placed, and a nursery/quarantine room separated from the main area by two gates that form a cat-proof vestibule. Any cat that is confirmed to be ill or is new enough to the shelter that they don’t know yet is confined to the latter. The healthy and adoptable cats are kept out of the nursery for their own health concerns.